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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

High field magnet at BER II: Insight into a hidden order
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 2:15 pm

A specific uranium compound has puzzled researchers for thirty years. Although the crystal […]

Using supercomputers to delve into the building blocks of matter
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Nuclear physicists are known for their atom-smashing explorations of the building blocks of visible […]

Supercomputer simulation of chaotic circuits
Posted on October 20, 2017 at 10:05 am

It's really surprising that many simple electronic circuits built of just a few components behave […]

Oganesson—the black sheep of the noble gases
Posted on October 19, 2017 at 1:44 pm

Scientists at Massey University have been involved in calculating the structure of oganesson, a […]